New kernel and Nvidia confusion

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Thu Feb 22 11:31:32 UTC 2007

With ATI you have to recompile the driver for the new kernel if you download 
the driver directly from their website.....same issue here?

On Thursday 22 February 2007, Donn wrote:
> Hello all,
> Believe it or not, this time my question is NOT about kmail :D
> I use Blender and sundry GL apps and so I need my 3D nvidia to be working.
> Here's my Inspector Clueso ;) sleuthing:
> Current running kernel : Linux DDM 2.6.15-27-386
> Current working nvidia :
> scripts:$ apt-is-installed restricted
> linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-23-386          install
> linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-386          install
> linux-restricted-modules-common                 install
> (I'm not sure how to get the version number of the nvidia that's in use)
> (apt-is-installed is a script I wrote)
> Latest kernel made available for update : 2.6.15-28-386
> (found by ls -cr /boot and taking the numbers out)
> (I tried to find the .deb of the latest kernel upgrade, but the filename
> does not clearly specify the version number, so it's confusing. It could be
> an old deb)
> So - It looks like the same old issue again: I got prompted to do a kernel
> update, I did so. I have not been prompted to do an nvidia update (from
> those unsupported repos, but I always forget what repos do what.)
> The upshot is that my kernel (if I boot fresh) is 15-28 and my nvidia wants
> 15-27. Therefore I must boot via grub and choose the older kernel.
> Is there something devastating simple that I am totally not getting?
> Is it normal for the nvidia package to lag the kernel upgrades (seems so)?
> If so, is there any way to inform the luser (me) about the situation and
> the options?
> Flame On! ;)
> /d

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